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Eleanor Knight3 years ago

Start your day right with one of these amazing smoothies

Do you love smoothies? We thought so! Whether you like them sweet and indulgent, green and lean or packed with protein, there's no denying these super drinks are both delicious and nutritious! We've done our research and found 4 fantastically easy recipes that are perfect for that morning pick-me-up! From oats and strawberries to avocado and peanut butter, you're bound to love the recipes below. So stop what you're doing, pull out that blender and whizz up one—or all—of these amazing smoothies, you'll be glad you did!

Whether you’re feeling a little low or just fancy an indulgent yet healthy treat, smoothies are the perfect answer. If you’re looking for a few quick and easy recipes that taste mouthwateringly good, check out the blends below!


Big brekky smoothie

Rolled oats - stock image
Rolled oats – stock image

Are you one for skipping brekky? For a quick, easy and simply delicious start to the day, whizz up this amazing concoction—you’ll be full right up until lunchtime!

– 1 ripe banana
– handful of strawberries
– 1 tsp of chai seeds
– 1/2 cup of oats
– 2-3 tbsp of Greek yogurt
– Your choice of milk to taste


Lean & green smoothie

Green smoothie - stock image
Green smoothie – stock image

Green fruits and vegetables are packed with healthy antioxidants, which can help keep your immune system fighting fit. For a great recipe, blitz together the ingredients below!

– 1 cup of spinach
– 1 cup of kale
– 1 cup of coconut water
– 1 cup of almond milk
– 1/2 an avocado
– 1 ripe banana
– 1 tsp of chia seeds


Strawberry & banana smoothie

Strawberry smoothie - stock image
Strawberry smoothie – stock image

An oldie but a goodie, there’s nothing better than a sweet strawberry and banana smoothie. Perfect as a mid-morning pick-me-up, this delicious blend will be sure to impress!

– 2 ripe bananas
– 1-2 cups of strawberries
– 1 cup of orange juice
– 1 tsp of chia seeds
– 1 cup of natural yogurt


Nutty butter & soy smoothie

Nutty smoothie - stock image
Nutty smoothie – stock image

Perfect for vegetarians, vegans and those who are lactose intolerant, this nutty butter and soy smoothie is packed with protein and fibre—not to mention it’s absolutely delicious! Try it for yourself today!

– 2 tbsp of peanut or almond butter
– 1/2 a cup of soy milk
– 1-2 ripe bananas
– 1 tsp of chai seeds
– 1/4 cup of oats


Now you’ve had your smoothie, it’s time for a tasty lunch! If you live in Darwin, we suggest heading to one of the amazing cafes below.


Transit Lounge Cafe

Great food - Transit Lounge Cafe - Darwin
Great food – Transit Lounge Cafe – Darwin

For a fabulous selection of tasty food, coffee and treats, make sure you visit the friendly faces at Transit Lounge Cafe. Located in Winnellie, this locally run business offers customers a relaxing cafe environment that’s perfect for both breakfast and lunch. Whether you’re in the mood for a fresh gourmet salad or a tasty and indulgent burger, this Darwin cafe can deliver. Busy schedule? Swing by and pick up a takeaway coffee on the go. Whatever you decide, you’re bound to enjoy your experience at Transit Lounge Cafe.
Where: 4/396 Stuart Hwy Winnellie NT


Karma Cafe and Fitness

Great blends - Karma Cafe and Fitness - Darwin
Great blends – Karma Cafe and Fitness – Darwin

Keen to indluge in food that’s both healthy and delicious? Then we suggest visiting Karma Cafe and Fitness this week. Specialising in meals that are packed with nutrition, whether you fancy a filling burger or a light salad, you’re sure to find something to enjoy here. Just because the food’s healthy, doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself. For a mouthwatering sweet that’s sure to impress, dive into a slice of their banana and strawberry bread—delish! Serving awesome food, perfect coffees and even a selection of smoothies, don’t miss out on this fantastic Darwin cafe.
Where: 119/12 Salonika St Parap NT


LOVE SMOOTHIES?

What’s your go-to smoothie? Tell us your secret recipe in the comments below!

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